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Staffordshire NHS Dietitian Band 6 United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.

***AHP Grade: Dietitian Band 6
***Pay Rate: £Negotiable (dependent on experience £31,365 to £38,890)
***Start Date: Flexible
***Location: Staffordshire NHS United Kingdom
***Duration: Fixed Term (12 months with extension) / Permanent
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential


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We are looking for a full time (37.5 hours per week) Band 6 Senior Dietitian to join our clients proactive Nutrition and Dietetic Team at a NHS Trust within the above mentioned location

The post will involve providing a professional and high standard dietetic service for Critical Care and surgical patients at a NHS Hospital Trust

You will be required to assess and treat own workload of patients / clients and maintain associated records, with support as necessary from Dietetic colleagues along with members of the wider MDT.

Liaise with dietetic colleagues and other members of hospital staff as necessary e.g. medical, nursing, catering and other health professionals. Further details can be found in the job description.

As a department we actively participate in practice supervision, continued professional development and student training. All staff are encouraged to participate in audit, service development and to share knowledge and experience with others. If you are looking for a career in a supportive and dynamic department then this is for you


  1. To work autonomously to provide specialist dietetic advice to patients, their carers and staff within agreed protocols and guidelines and with support from senior colleagues including:
  • Carry out nutritional assessments (interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometrics, clinical condition and diet history) to determine nutritional problem.
  • Development of treatment plans (calculation of nutritional requirements, analysis of nutritional intakes sometimes using specialist IT systems, client centred goals and discharge planning including patients on artificial nutritional support)
  • Prescription of dietary treatment and ACBS products for conditions where there are limited professional / clinical guidelines available.

  1. To be clinically competent following appropriate training to give specialist dietetic advice, treatment and dietary counselling to patients in, in-patient and out-patient clinic locations including consultant led clinics and structured group education programmes as appropriate.
  2. To communicate nutrition and dietetic information in an understandable form to staff, clients and carers, requiring negotiation, persuasion, motivation and counselling skills including situations where there are barriers to change.
  3. To use appropriate communication skills and resources to ensure that suitably accessible information is available to individuals on their dietary treatment/care plans.
  4. To liaise with catering, nursing and dietetic staff to ensure the provision of a satisfactory meal service for individual patients
  5. To attend and participate in multidisciplinary meetings.
  6. To participate in the health promotion activities of the department.
  7. To work flexible hours to meet the needs of the patients and the service as required
  8. To cover the work of colleagues and deputise for senior colleagues during periods of absence or peak workloads


  • To actively participate in the forward planning of the department
  • To assist in the development and updating of departmental evidence based clinical guidelines, policies, procedures and patient information
  • To follow policies and clinical guidelines and propose changes to working practices in own area based on current evidence and best practice
  • To plan and prioritise own workload and evaluate own practice

Training and education

  • To plan and organise the clinical supervision of student dietitians including planning, timetables and written assessments.
  • To carry out nutrition education & training for nurses, support workers, catering and medical staff as required.
  • To participate in the departmental Clinical Governance programme including evidence based practice workshops, clinical audit and reporting of clinical risks


  • To keep up to date with current developments in dietetics and participate in appropriate Continuous Professional Development activities
  • To actively participate and contribute to departmental clinical supervision group to ensure a regular evaluation of practice through peer review.
  • Ensure that all Trust wide and departmental standards and clinical guidelines are maintained and monitored to improve the quality of total care, to all who come into contact with services provided by the NHS Trust.
  • Participate in personal reviews and work to achieve agreed set objectives.
  • To document patient activity data in accordance with trust and professional standards.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner working within the BDA Code of Professional Conduct and HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and Standards of Proficiency (Dietitians).


  • Relevant clinical dietetic experience including artificial nutrition support
  • Experience in educating / training / presenting to patient groups and staff
  • Experience in Clinical supervision of dietetic students
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Some Critical Care, surgical and gastroenterology experience

This job title and description is an outline of the principal areas of responsibility and may be subject to periodic change. These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to adapt to and undertake different or new appropriate duties as may be required in line with professional and service developments, within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder. Prior to any variations to your job description consultation will take place in line with the Trust’s policies and procedures


***Ability to act part of a team
***Ability to cope with a varying work load
***IELTS ( 7.5 with 7.0 in each module) – OR OET Exam Grade ‘B’ Overall for Overseas AHP Professionals
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential – We can provide guidance if needed

Note: The trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children / venerable adults will be subject to satisfactory DBS Disclosure ( Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term and permanent medical jobs for Doctors, Nurses & AHP Medical professionals.

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